Blog posts tagged in uk department of health
West et al published an analysis of the NHS SSS , the NHS smoking cessation programme, in the BMJ, in July.
It provides an interesting analysis of performance over the 10 years examined. The three notable factors are:
1. The paper does not mention that the costs quoted are only around 50% of the actual costs. The NHS routinely attempts to hide the drug costs associated with smoking treatments, for some reason; and since these are about equal to the NHS costs, the 'costs' published by them can be more or less doubled to get the real figure: what...
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Department of Health is afflicted by endemic incompetence and corruption. Here are just some of the articles (just on the BBC) from just the last few days.
Failings probed at 'worst' hospitals:
NHS failings 'being suppressed':
Neuberger: 'Panel were hugely shocked at some stories':
Liverpool Care Pathway 'should be phased out':
Family anger over man's Liverpool Care Pathway death:
Newbury widow's anger over husband's hospital death:
The rotten side of the NHS:
NHS cover-up revealed:
MPs to quiz CQC...